Iowa

Iowa

Author: Iowa. Board of Immigration

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081920039

Category: Iowa

Page: 96

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Categories: Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

called for the tribe to be relocated in the Neutral Ground, a strip of land located in
northeastern Iowa and formerly owned by the Santee Sioux, and by the Sauk and
Meskwaki. The Winnebago's actual stay in Iowa would be short, as they were ...

Author: Dorothy Schwieder

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587296764

Category: History

Page: 398

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In this engrossing history of the Hawkeye State, Dorothy Schweider reveals a place of fascinating grassroots politics, economic troubles and triumphs, surprising cultural diversity, and unsung natural beauty. Above all, this is the history of the people of Iowa and the lives they have led—the accomplishments of both ordinary and not-so-ordinary Iowans.
Categories: History

Iowa s Minerals

Iowa s Minerals

Iowa has produced a variety of mineral commodities and has been a major
producer of some. For some minerals, the periods of production were relatively
short, and the mines have long since been abandoned; for others, production
continues ...

Author: Paul Garvin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609380142

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Categories: Nature

Iowa

Iowa

Bienvenidos a lowa Estos son la bandera y el escudo de Iowa . En la bandera
hay tres barras anchas . Una es azul , una blanca y una roja . Estos también son
los colores de la bandera de los Estados Unidos . The lowa Flag and the State ...

Author: Vanessa Brown

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404230807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents general information about the geography, history, industry, and lifestyle in the state of Iowa.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

USS Iowa at War

USS Iowa at War

The Iowa class was not planned to be the final type of battleship to be built by the
United States Navy. As the Iowa class was being approved and the keel being
laid on the lead ship, the USS Iowa, bigger and more powerful battleships were ...

Author: Kit Bonner, Carolyn Bonner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610607694

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Iowa History Reader

Iowa History Reader

13 Rural Iowa in the 1920s and 1930s The 1920s and 1930s were trying,
tumultuous times in rural Iowa. As historians have increasingly focused on
conflict rather than progress, these decades have received more attention. For a
conference ...

Author: Marvin Bergman

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380113

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 360

In 1978 historian Joseph Wall wrote that Iowa was “still seeking to assert its own identity. . . . It has no real center where the elite of either power, wealth, or culture may congregate. Iowa, in short, is middle America.” In this collection of well-written and accessible essays, originally published in 1996, seventeen of the Hawkeye State’s most accomplished historians reflect upon the dramatic and not-so-dramatic shifts in the middle land’s history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marvin Bergman has drawn upon his years of editing the Annals of Iowa to gather contributors who cross disciplines, model the craft of writing a historical essay, cover more than one significant topic, and above all interpret history rather than recite it. In his preface to this new printing, he calls attention to publications that begin to fill the gaps noted in the 1996 edition. Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa’s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over whether women’s expanded roles in wartime carried over to postwar periods, and the place of quantification in history, the essayists contribute substantially to debates at the national level at the same time that they interpret Iowa’s distinctive culture.
Categories: History

Iowa s Geological Past

Iowa s Geological Past

Samuel Calvin (1897) describing exposures of Silurian dolomite in Delaware
County Silurian strata form some of Iowa's most resistant bedrock units (fig. 5.1),
and a conspicuous erosional escarpment marks the edge of the Silurian System
in ...

Author: Wayne I. Anderson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 158729267X

Category: History

Page: 440

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Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their mark. In "Iowa's Geological Past, " Wayne Anderson gives us an up-to-date and well-informed account of the state's vast geological history from the Precambrian through the end of the Great Ice Age. Anderson takes us on a journey backward into time to explore Iowa's rock-and-sediment record. In the distant past, prehistoric Iowa was covered with shallow seas; coniferous forests flourished in areas beyond the continental glaciers; and a wide variety of animals existed, including mastodon, mammoth, musk ox, giant beaver, camel, and giant sloth. The presence of humans can be traced back to the Paleo-Indian interval, 9,500 to 7,500 years ago. Iowa in Paleozoic time experienced numerous coastal plain and shallow marine environments. Early in the Precambrian, Iowa was part of ancient mountain belts in which granite and other rocks were formed well below the earth's surface. The hills and valleys of the Hawkeye State are not everlasting when viewed from the perspective of geologic time. Overall, Iowa's geologic column records an extraordinary transformation over more than three billion years. Wayne Anderson's profusely illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of the state's remarkable geological past.
Categories: History

The Iowa State Constitution

The Iowa State Constitution

Tri-Angle Club, Inc., 252 Iowa 44, 105 NW2d 638 (1960), 87 Interstate Power Co.
v. Incorporated Town, etc., 230 Iowa 42, 296 NW 770 (1941), 66 Iowa Civil
Liberties Union v. Critelli, 244 NW2d 564 (1976), 136, 139 Iowa Coal Min. Co. v.

Author: Jack Stark

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199779147

Category: Law

Page: 198

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"The Iowa State Constitution is the first comprehensive analysis of the Iowa Constitution and its individual provisions. In it, Jack Stark presents a comprehensive overview of Iowa's constitutional historical development and discusses cases of particular importance. Also included are a bibliographic essay, table of cases, tables relating to constitutional conventions and amendments, and a general index, offering significant sources for further study. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important new series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these importantpolitical documents"--
Categories: Law

Iowa Railroads

Iowa Railroads

FORT DODGE, DES MOINES & SOUTHERN Iowa's biggest interurban — the Fort
Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway — began as a small coal carrier running
from mine to connecting railroad. Later it expanded and became a common ...

Author: Frank Pierce Donovan

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877457239

Category: Transportation

Page: 330

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What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; and Union Pacific and Wabash. Moreover, he contributed an issue on Iowa's principal interurbans, most of which survived into the 1950s as electric-powered freight-only short lines. In uniting Donovan's articles into a single volume, Iowa Railroads provides the most complete history of Iowa's rail heritage.
Categories: Transportation

The Guide to Iowa s State Preserves

The Guide to Iowa s State Preserves

Joseph and Elizabeth Strasser, who had owned the property since 1965,
donated the woodland to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in 1981. The
area was transferred to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in 1982 and
dedicated ...

Author: Ruth Herzberg

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877457743

Category: History

Page: 196

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The Iowa state preserves system was created in 1965; a decade later, thirty preserves had been dedicated, including “six native prairies, a native White Pine stand, the state's only Sphagnum bog, a Balsam Fir stand, some of the oldest exposed rock outcrops in the world, an ancient fort, a fen, several Indian mound groups and a historical cemetery.” This new guide to all ninety Iowa state preserves—biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic—describes the state's most treasured prairies and forests, quartzite outcrops and ice caves, and Indian mounds and wetlands as well as such historic sites as Fort Atkinson and Montauk. Each entry includes two-color, progressively scaled maps giving the location of the preserve within the state, within its county, relative to a nearby town (with a recommended driving route), and on the local landscape (using USGS 7.5-minute topo maps). Also included are written directions (using 911 street names and signs); a description of the preserve's size, features, and history; a list of nearby or similar preserves, parks, natural areas, and other attractions; recommended readings; and contact information. (There are a few exceptions for privately owned or fragile preserves.) For travelers, a map in the introduction numbers all the preserves both geographically and alphabetically by name. Although the preserves system emphasizes preservation rather than recreation, some preserves do have formal trails; some allow hunting, horseback riding, and canoeing; a few have museums or nature centers. This comprehensive guide allows visitors to plan active and informative visits to sites that highlight Iowa's natural and cultural heritage.
Categories: History

Oddball Iowa

Oddball Iowa

ow comes the bad news: Iowa's unique roadside attractions are an endangered
species. After reading this book you're probably thinking these oddities are
common . . . but you'd be wrong. Need proof? Mason City was once home to an ...

Author: Jerome Pohlen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569764688

Category: History

Page: 256

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This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder" marionettes from "The Sound of Music," and the world's largest Cheeto. To enhance the experience of this unusual side of Iowa, the guide includes facts about numerous events in Iowa's history, such as Ozzy Osbourne's infamous bat-biting incident and Jesse James's first moving-train robbery. Iowa is depicted as the birthplace of the Roto-Rooter, the Delicious apple, the electronic computer, the reinforced concrete bridge, and the Eskimo pie. The accompanying photographs and maps will direct travelers to other fun vacation spots and attractions, including the butter sculptures at the Iowa State Fair, the annual National Skillet Throw, the Hobo Convention and Museum, the Ice Cream Capital of the World, and the National Balloon Museum.
Categories: History

The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture

The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture

MAP OF UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CAMPUS AB Art Building ABW Art Building West
AJB Adler Journalism & Mass Communication Building B Burge Residence Hall
BASE Duane Banks Baseball Stadium BB Biology Building BBE Biology ...

Author: John Beldon Scott

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587297625

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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The University of Iowa boasts an outstanding ensemble of buildings whose stylistic diversity reflects the breadth of Iowa’s contributions to research, education, and creative activities. In this first comprehensive guide to the university’s architecture, authors John Scott and Rodney Lehnertz reveal the artistic integrity, intellectual inspiration, and cutting-edge function of the campus buildings. Scott and Lehnertz highlight seventy-eight buildings that they consider architecturally significant, from the Greek Revival style of Old Capitol at the center of the Pentacrest, designed by John Francis Rague of Springfield, Illinois, to Art Building West, a work of art in itself designed by Steven Holl of New York City. The buildings are arranged in eleven campus zones, each illustrated with a map: Pentacrest, Iowa Avenue Campus, Main Campus North, Main Campus South, River Valley Campus, Arts Campus, Near West Campus, Medical Campus, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Campus, Athletics Campus, and Oakdale Research Campus. Each building is presented with one or two pages of text, giving its architectural history and its noteworthy features, and one to three photographs, most of which were taken especially for this publication. The introductory essays provide both personal recollections and historical information about the diverse styles of campus architecture. Particularly valuable are the lists of all the extant campus buildings that the authors considered worthy of inclusion organized by building names, the names of their principal and project architects, and the date completed or occupied; another list contains information about notable campus sculptures. Also included are an essay about long-time campus architect George Horner and a highly useful glossary.Current students and their parents, alumni, and professional and amateur architecture enthusiasts will appreciate this copiously illustrated, accessible, and informative tour of the University of Iowa’s distinctive campus.
Categories: Architecture

Cedar Falls Iowa

Cedar Falls  Iowa

In 1876 the Orphans ' Home was converted into the Iowa State Normal School ,
an institution set up to train school teachers . The school prospered and grew ,
going through several name changes as it matured ( lowa State Teacher ' s
College ...

Author: Brian C. Collins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738545821

Category: History

Page: 128

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Located in northeast Iowa along the Cedar River, the city of Cedar Falls is known as the Garden City of Iowa due to its lovely tree-lined streets and well-kept homes. Of special interest to those familiar with the city will be the many photographs of buildings that have been torn down or greatly altered from their original form. The section entitled Main Street, the Heart of the City, traces the evolution of this central boulevard of the city from a dusty, dirt street to a lovely Victorian avenue, complete with cast-iron lamp posts, cobblestone streets, and a trolley line. Most of all, people familiar with Cedar Falls today, as well as visitors and former residents, will enjoy seeing the evolution of this Midwestern town from a tiny pioneer settlement to a modern industrial city. Located in northeast Iowa along the Cedar River, the city of Cedar Falls is known as the Garden City of Iowa due to its lovely tree-lined streets and well-kept homes. Of special interest to those familiar with the city will be the many photographs of buildings that have been torn down or greatly altered from their original form. The section entitled Main Street, the Heart of the City, traces the evolution of this central boulevard of the city from a dusty, dirt street to a lovely Victorian avenue, complete with cast-iron lamp posts, cobblestone streets, and a trolley line. Most of all, people familiar with Cedar Falls today, as well as visitors and former residents, will enjoy seeing the evolution of this Midwestern town from a tiny pioneer settlement to a modern industrial city.
Categories: History

Iowa Past to Present

Iowa Past to Present

THE EARLIEST PEOPLE IN IOWA II he story of the people who have lived in
what is now called Iowa goes back for thousands of years. Many different
American Indian groups have hunted on the prairies and in the woodlands and
planted ...

Author: Dorothy Schwieder

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295512

Category: History

Page: 320

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A textbook for fifth grade students which traces the history of Iowa from its earliest inhabitants to the coming of modern times.
Categories: History

The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas

The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas

The three major factors affecting the distribution of birds in Iowa today are
changes in habitat, agricultural practices, and biogeography. The first two have
had the greatest impact and are closely related since most of the habitat changes
in the ...

Author: Laura Spess Jackson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587291169

Category: Science

Page: 484

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"The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas"—the first comprehensive statewide survey of Iowa's breeding birds—provides a detailed record of the composition and distribution of the avifauna of the Hawkeye State. The atlas documents the presence of 199 species, 158 of which were confirmed breeding. This landmark volume will alert Iowans to the limited distribution of numerous species and serve as a guide to the management practices—such as forest and wetland management, set-aside programs, reduction in farm chemical use, and crop diversity—which could help insure that many future changes are positive ones. "The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas" provides a welcome and much-needed baseline for future comparisons of changes in Iowa's birdlife and, by extension, the lives of all animals in the state.
Categories: Science

Frontier Forts of Iowa

Frontier Forts of Iowa

northern Border Brigade Forts, 1857–1863 While searching for the
archaeological remains of frontier forts I became interested in the Iowa border
stations. These were built in the Civil War during the aftermath of the Great Sioux
Uprising of ...

Author: William E. Whittaker

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587298820

Category: History

Page: 277

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At least fifty-six frontier forts once stood in, or within view of, what is now the state of Iowa. The earliest date to the 1680s, while the latest date to the Dakota uprising of 1862. Some were vast compounds housing hundreds of soldiers; others consisted of a few sheds built by a trader along a riverbank. Regardless of their size and function—William Whittaker and his contributors include any compound that was historically called a fort, whether stockaded or not, as well as all military installations—all sought to control and manipulate Indians to the advantage of European and American traders, governments, and settlers. Frontier Forts of Iowa draws extensively upon the archaeological and historical records to document this era of transformation from the seventeenth-century fur trade until almost all Indians had been removed from the region. The earliest European-constructed forts along the Mississippi, Des Moines, and Missouri rivers fostered a complex relationship between Indians and early traders. After the Louisiana Purchase of 1804, American military forts emerged in the Upper Midwest, defending the newly claimed territories from foreign armies, foreign traders, and foreign-supported Indians. After the War of 1812, new forts were built to control Indians until they could be moved out of the way of American settlers; forts of this period, which made extensive use of roads and trails, teamed a military presence with an Indian agent who negotiated treaties and regulated trade. The final phase of fort construction in Iowa occurred in response to the Spirit Lake massacre and the Dakota uprising; the complete removal of the Dakota in 1863 marked the end of frontier forts in a state now almost completely settled by Euro-Americans. By focusing on the archaeological evidence produced by many years of excavations and by supporting their words with a wealth of maps and illustrations, the authors uncover the past and connect it with the real history of real places. In so doing they illuminate the complicated and dramatic history of the Upper Midwest in a time of enormous change. Past is linked to present in the form of a section on visiting original and reconstructed forts today. Contributors: Gayle F. Carlson Jeffrey T. Carr Lance M. Foster Kathryn E. M. Gourley Marshall B. McKusick Cindy L. Nagel David J. Nolan Cynthia L. Peterson Leah D. Rogers Regena Jo Schantz Christopher M. Schoen Vicki L. Twinde-Javner William E. Whittaker
Categories: History

Iowa

Iowa

Lieutenant Albert M . Lea , U . S . Army , 1835 Native Americans of lowa Dakota (
Sioux ) Illinois loway Mesquakie ( Fox ) Miami Missouri Omaha Oto Ottawa N
eople first entered the land now known as Iowa as far back as 11 , 000 B . C . ,
after ...

Author: Michael A. Martin

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836851331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the history, geography, people, politics and government, economy, social life and customs, state events and attractions, and notable people of Iowa.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Iowa Birdlife

Iowa Birdlife

It was then that her impact on Iowa birds and birders began being felt as she
immediately became active in the Iowa Ornithologists' Union, began a systematic
collection of data on the avifauna of the Red Rock area, and began to write
popular ...

Author: Gladys Black

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877453934

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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From robins nesting on window ledges to short-eared owls sailing low over snowy fields, pied-billed grebes diving for fish to catbirds singing on moonlit nights, Black introduces us to the birds of field and forest, prairie and pond. Whether describing red-breasted nuthatches gorging on suet at her feeder after a snowstorm or a flock of American goldfinches "all balancing gracefully on ripening oats,' she reminds us of the natural sights and sounds that we must appreciate and protect. Humorous, personal, engaging, and instructive, her essays provide a readily acessible body of information about Iowa's birdlife for both amateur and professional naturalists of every interest level.
Categories: Nature